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ANTHRO 350: Topics in Linguistic Anthropology

Reading seminar; restricted to Anthropology graduate students. The anthropology of language and semiotics. Focus is on the limits of textualism, and alternative semiotic and epistemic bases for theorizing language and representation. No linguistic anthropology course work required. Prerequisite, by instructor consent.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ANTHRO 351: The Ordinary: The History of a Concept

The ordinary has today acquired something like a cultic status in contemporary culture. `Ordinary¿ citizens are the touchstone and essence of political democracy; the holy grail of effective marketing, the byword for earthy ethical judgment. In social science, the ordinary has blended in with the `normal¿ and the statistical mean. In Anthropology, ordinary life has all but replaced `cultural practice¿ as the epistemic gold standard of evidence. But this was not always so, and the ordinary has many, varied and contradictory meanings across the world.nThis course will (a) trace the historical emergence of the ordinary as a central ideological and metaphysical concept in modern thought and practice; (b) trace how the ordinary and the everyday have acquired unprecedented authority in anthropology; (3) trace the varies meanings and connotations of `the ordinary¿ in different socio-historical contexts from Asia, Africa and Euro-America.nThe literature will consist of ethnographies, and works of philosophical and historical scholarship.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ANTHRO 352: Foucault: The Question of Method

Foucault as methodological exemplar for historical and social research. Emphasis is on his historical studies of clinical medicine, prisons, and sexuality, and on applying his methods to empirical studies of topics such as colonialism, race, and liberal governmental rationality.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ANTHRO 353: Landscape

This seminar offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of landscape, noting the various processes and projects that have help create them. Readings draw together a broad range of theoretical approaches that are attentive to human-non-human interactions and the overlapping and divergent spatial and temporal questions of the exchanges between landscapes and humans. The readings will also draw attention to representational and non-representational ways that material and symbolic aspects of landscapes help constitute the making of place. The aim of the seminar is to explore the various methodologies for what they offer for the study of place.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Ebron, P. (PI)

ANTHRO 355: Cities in Global Perspective

Interdisciplinary approach to examining global cities. The concept of the global city, and the interdependent processes that help produce urban spaces. Situating the transformation of urban spaces within globalization and its differential effects; current explanatory frameworks that pay attention to multiple scales of spatial and economic articulation. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ANTHRO 356: The Anthropology of Development

Multidisciplinary. Topics vary annually. Areas include Africa, S. Asia, and Latin America. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ANTHRO 357: Other Minds: Puzzles in Psychiatric and Psychological Anthropology

Problems in the way anthropologists explore other minds anthropologically and the ways in which anthropologists seek to understand the models of other minds held by the people observed. Topics include theory of mind, witchcraft, belief, empathy, psychosis, trauma, Freud, Vygotsky, and cognitive dissonance. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Under grads cannot take this class without permission of the instructor.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ANTHRO 358: Anthropology and the Limit of Experience

In this course, we will examine the concept of the ¿limit¿ in relation to questions of experience. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, we will explore how the limit (as border, threshold, other, transgression, liminality, etc.) frames and disrupts discourses of experience in ethnography, philosophy and literature.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ANTHRO 359: Copies, Collections, and Commodities

In this class we will grapple with multiple questions that arise with reproduction. On the one hand, reproduciblity is good: we want generic drugs to work as well as the originals, we want trial subjects to adequately stand in for the people likely to be having a treatment, and we want a cartographic map to describe the landscape that unfolds before us. On the other hand, the copy threatens the value the object it is meant to imitate or represent, and to take on a life of its own. A series of classic and new ethnographies will be organized around these issues.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ANTHRO 359A: Cognitive Science of Religion (PSYCH 247A)

This seminar course will cover cognitive and evolutionary approaches to understanding religion. The class features cutting edge research on the cognitive science of religion from anthropology and psychology. Why is religious belief so powerful and resilient in human history? This course explores the new cognitive and evolutionary approaches to understanding religion that have recently attracted such widespread attention. Readings come from anthropology and psychology and include Boyd, Richerson, Henrich, Sperber, Barrett, McCauley, Boyer, Atran, Sosis, Norenzayan, Astuti, Harris, Legare and others.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Legare, C. (PI)
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